VMware SD-WAN delivered via MetTel Managed Network Services to your mobile device
New York, June 28, 2023 – MetTel today announced an SD-WAN Client for mobile devices, a service offered to clients through MetTel Customer Innovation Labs. The SD-WAN Client brings all the benefits of SD-WAN at the office, to home, road or wherever workers need to access the high bandwidth performance and security of their corporate network. The client can be installed on a user’s computer, tablet and smart phone creating a secure connection to their company corporate network.
MetTel will deliver the SD-WAN Client as part of its fully managed network services using VMware SD-WAN underlying technology.
SD-WAN is designed to simplify communication between geographically separated sites, as well as among cloud applications and services. It generates a software-managed overlay on top of the existing physical infrastructure.
“The SD-WAN market is forecast to generate a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% in end-user spending from 2020 through 2026,” according to the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN.
Drivers behind SD-WAN’s growth are better visibility, availability, enhanced performance, and more flexibility than MPLS.
SD-WAN is a foundation of the distributed enterprise WAN. It connects users at branch locations and home offices securely to the cloud without consuming data center resources. It allows businesses to adopt new applications at the edge for innovation and digital transformation.
“The new SD-WAN Client, using the power of software defined networking, is a game changer for enterprise WANs. The ability to extend all the remediation techniques, management and intelligence that has been built around the SD-WAN branch network today to the end user device will make the end user experience dramatically better,” said Ed Fox, Chief Technology Officer of MetTel and head of MetTel Labs. “Extending the WAN to the mobile device is a brilliant next step towards ubiquitous performance for employees as they move through all different work environments and is a perfect fit for MetTel’s Mobile Device as a Service offering.”
The SD-WAN Client is available for use on macOS, Windows, iOS, Android and Linux operating systems which will make it accessible on most smart phones, tablets and laptop computers.
“The SD-WAN Client brings enhanced simplicity, security, and reliability of SD-WAN to remote users and devices located outside of the branch, enabling VMware and MetTel to help enterprises effectively and more securely support today’s hybrid workforce and the myriad of applications they need to consume,” said Abe Ankumah, vice president and general manager, SASE, VMware. “At the same time, this expansion allows MetTel to deliver to their customers a completely managed and turnkey VMware SASE service, which both companies are excited about.”
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, By Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Karen Brown Published 12 September 2022.
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